Topic 5 Pollution Management
5.1 Nature of Pollution
5.1.1 Define the term pollution.
5.1.2 Distinguish between the terms point source pollution and non-point source pollution, and outline the challenges they present for management.
5.1.3 State the major sources of pollutants.
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5.1 Nature of Pollution PPT
Crash Course: Pollultion
Visual Pollution Timeline
Bangladesh ninth most polluted country (Dhaka Tribune 2014)
5.2 Detection and Monitoring of Pollution
5.2.1 Describe two direct methods of monitoring pollution.
5.2.2 Define the term biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and explain how this indirect method is used to assess pollution levels in water.
5.2.3 Describe and explain an indirect method of measuring pollution levels using a biotic index.
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5.2 Detecting & Monitoring Pollution PPT
Measuring Air Particulates
Is your Air Safe? Chart to determine
Amatuer scientists guide to air quality monitoring.
Lichens as Bioindicators
Save the Frogs
TED Talk: Where are all the honey bees and why should we care?
5.3 Approaches to Pollution Management
5.3.1 Outline approaches to pollution management with respect to figure 5. (Below)
5.3.2 Discusws the human factors that affect the approaches to pollution management.
5.3.3 Evaluate the costs and benefits to society of the World Health Organization's ban on the use of the pesticide DDT.
5.3 Pollution Mgmt PPT
Measuring Air Particulates
EPA Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994
Bangladesh Clean Air Initiative
The History of DDT & Rachel Carson
DDT Cost-Benefit Controversy
Article: Should DDT be used to prevent malaria? Scientific America
World Health Organization (WHO) gives indoor use of DDT a clean bill of health for controlling malaria
5.4.1 Outline the processes of eutrophication.
5.4.2 Evaluate the impacts of eutrophication.
5.4.3 Describe and evaluate pollution management strategies with respect to eutrophication.
PPT by Connor
Eutrophication Animated Video
Sick fish, Eutrophication & Dead Zones (NatGeo)
BBC Bitesize Eutrophication
5.5 Solid Domestic Waste
5.5.1 Outline the types of solid domestic waste.
5.5.2 Describe and evaluate pollution management strategies for solid domestic (municipal) waste.
5.5 Solid Domestic Waste PPT
Types of Solid Waste
5.5 Video Lesson
TED: The Truth About Plastic
Coke is Upcycling - what do you think?
5.6 Depletion of Stratospheric Ozone
5.6.1 Outline the overall structure and composition of the atmosphere.
5.6.2 Describe the role of ozone in the absorption of ultraviolet radiation.
5.6.3 Explain the interactino between ozone and halogenated organic gases.
5.6.4 State the effect of ultraviolet radiation on living tissues and biological productivity.
5.6.5 Describe three methods of reducing the manufacture and release of ozone-depleting substances.
5.6.6 Describe and evaluate the role of national and international organizations in reducing the emissions of ozone-depleting substances.
PPT by Aditi
Composition of Earth's Atmosphere
What is Ozone?
5.6 Video Lesson
UV radiation, how it affects life on Earth
Ozone depleting chemicals
History of CFC's - timeline
Good News? Ozone Hole may be healing!
5.7 Urban Air Pollution
5.7.1 State the source and outline the effect of tropospheric ozone.
5.7.2 Outline the formation of photochemical smog.
5.7.3 Describe and evaluate pollution management strategies for urban air pollution.
PPT by Katie
5.7 Video Lesson
To Breathe or not to Breathe?
What is smog?
5.8 Acid deposition
5.8.1 Outline the chemistry leading to the formation of acidified precipitations.
5.8.2 Describe three possible effects of acid deposition on soil, water, and living organisms.
5.8.3 Explain why the effect of acid deposition is regional rather than global.
5.8.4 Describe and evaluate pollution management strategies for acid deposition.
PPT by Kolap
5.8 Video Lesson
Simpsons - Acid Rain
Acid Rain Explained
Acid Deposition Explained